Friday, June 3, 2011


I am a thrifty junker!  I love to set a pretty table also but don't want to spend a lot.  Most of my tables are bits and pieces picked up in thrift shops, yard sales and deeply clearanced retail items. 
So this new monthly party hosted by Diann at The Thrifty Groove is right up my alley!

Summer morning breakfast for two!
Inspired by the denim table runner embroidered with dragonflies.  I found it  1/2 price in a Texas thrift store last year and it was .50
I used white place mats ($1 ea at dollar tree) and added the pretty blue Fiesta plates that were .75 ea at Goodwill
The clear candlewick plates were a huge bargain at $1 ea at a little thrift shop we found last year on a trip to the Mountains.  The flatware is some I've had forever.
I choose the pretty napkins .25 ea to add some pink to the tablescape and used pink bird napkin rings bought last year on clearance at Hobby Lobby 4/$1
We Southerners love our Grits so I added this pink Hall ramekin $1 ea
This butterfly plate was .25 at a yard sale and adds another touch of pink.  The tomato server was a giveaway I won. 
Breakfast tea served in this Fiesta teapot
(the most expensive thing on this table at $10) 
along with a vintage pink sugar & creamer that cost $1 each
I used pink teacups and Boopie juice glasses that cost .49 ea

So that's my thrifty tablescape.  My grand total was $22.25 with $10 of that being for the Fiesta Teapot!
I hope you will check out these other fabulous tables 
done on a thrifty budget 
Tell Diann hi and that Linda sent you! 



Kathleen said...

Love your thrifty table! We need a HL... 4 for 1
Have a great weekend!

Diann said...

I Love it Linda! This is such a sweet breakfast table. And that teapot was well worth the $10.00! Everything is just so pretty! Thank you for joining me in my first Thrifty Tablescape party! I just know you are having a wonderful time with Tiger at camp! Hugs, Diann :)

A Vintage Green said...

Very pretty. Finding that teapot for $10 was incredible.
- Joy

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

My favorite colors!!! You set a pretty table at a fabulous price!
Happy Weekend!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words. I have always liked pink and blue together. I can't believe the price on the Fiesta pieces. I would have swooned in the store :). And the little pink bird napkin rings? I just got 4 of them on Ebay for 99 cents but then there is the shipping! Oh well. Oh, I am your newest follower. Have a great weekend, xo,

De tout, de rien said...

Linda, this is sooo very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Linda! And the thrifty prices are great!

Love of the Sea said...

I'm in love with the butterfly plate. I love that!! It is so cute.

Susan said...

Very pretty, Linda. I like the pink and blue combination. Great job! Susan

Annesphamily said...

My favorite new grandma decorator! Linda on a roll! Hee Hee! You set a sweet table lady! Love the beautiful pieces you combined so sweetly. I want to come have breakfast at your place!

Barb Hodges said...

How beautiful! I am inspired.

middle child said...

I usually don't comment on these types of things..just because. But I have to tell you-I LOVED this. Simply beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love your table is very pretty!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun table Linda! Lovin' the runner and can't believe you found Fiesta at the thrift store! Not happin' here... Love the Candlewick plates, back when I started collecting I decided I had to choose between them and the Fenton Silvercrest. Silly Lynn, should have gathered both:@)

Shellbelle said...

Gosh, what's not to love here? The fact that you specifically added a bowl for grits just made my ol' Southern heart skip a beat. As I write this, my pot of grits is simmering on the stove. Speaking of which, I better get in the kitchen and crack those eggs in the skillet.

LOVE this tablescape and the whole thriftiness behind it!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Very pretty, very inviting, very thrifty!

Chatty Crone said...

Good Morning Linda,

Hope you are having a good time.

I love this table scape. Especially the delicate colors. I love light blue and pink.

You do great at being thrifty!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty and at a great price !
Hope you are staying cool.

mrs. c said...

Fiesta wear is one of my favorites! I had paint mixed the color of my fiesta wear and then painted my chairs to match. I have eight place settings, all different colors but i am not so talented as you to get them so cheaply. I did get them on sale! Have a great weekend.

Pondside said...

Well done! I love a pink and blue table, especially at this time of year. I can imagine that breakfast outdoors with such a tablescape would be a treat.


This is a beautiful and fun tablescape Linda...I love the soft colors on this Fiesta china, soft pinks and blues are my fav! This china would make a great outdoor summer table. Have a great weekend. I'm aslo at: TT Party. FABBY

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You ARE thrifty! Candlewick for $1.00...WOW!!! The tablescape is lovely in pink and blue...especially love the fiestaware and the boopie juices!!!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
You've outdone yourself on this pretty pastel table setting. I just love it!

Smoohces to Charlie from Gizzie and Gabby.


Susan said...

Linda you have certainly created a beautiful tablescape. I love the pink and blue together!!
How is little tiger?

~~Carol~~ said...

Linda, if I had a bigger house, you would be a bad influence on me! Why? Because I want to do tablescapes too, but I just don't have anywhere to put it all! LOVE your pink and blue summer breakfast table!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pastels are perfect for a late spring/early summer decadent breakfast.

Ann said...

that is a great looking setting

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my.. Did you hear that? No? It was a high-pitched squeal. Someone very excited over how cute that pink creamer and sugar bowl are! Yes, that was me! (0; Oh, and the little bird napkin rings are so CUTE too! LOVE your very pretty table, Linda, and hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

The Tablescaper said...

I love this table! My favorite colors are blue and pink and thes blues and pinks are magnificant. I can't believe you thrifted it all.

- The Tablescaper

lwhitworth67 said...

I just found your wonderful blog!! I have posted a link to it on my own page on Facebook (My Own Little Corner of the World).

You and I have something in common! We are both named Linda and my initals were LJM (maiden name...Linda Judith Meglio)!! lol

I will come back often and see what is new! I hope you will visit my page as well!

lwhitworth67 said...

I just found your blog and it's wonderful!! To see all the pretty things you can do for cheap!! It's stuff even I can afford!!

I've posted a link to your blog on my page on Facebook (My Own Little Corner of the World).

Oh, we have something in name is Linda, too. And my maiden name gave me the same initials as you (LJM- Linda Judith Meglio)!

I will come back and visit often to see what's new!!